Style Your Swing – Wednesdays, July 17 – September 18

Style Your Swing

Dates Wednesdays, July 17 – Sept. 18
Lesson 7:30 – 8:15 p.m.
Dancing 8:15 – 9:00 p.m.
Venue Odd Fellows Hall
Suggested Donation $5

We’re excited to bring back one of our favorite summer events! Join us for weekly lessons, practice and dancing.

Join us on Wednesday evenings for a 45-minute lesson, followed by social dancing to DJed music. Teachers will be available during the DJed music to give help and feedback as needed.

Evening Schedule

7:30 – 8:15 p.m. : Lesson

8:15 – 9:00 p.m. : DJed music and dancing

Lesson Topics

August 14 : Six count Lindy

August 21 : Six count Lindy, part 2

August 28 : Solo Jazz

Sept. 4 : Musicality

Sept. 11 : Collegiate Shag

Sept. 18 : Collegiate Shag, part 2

Notes

    • Style Your Swing is a by donation event. Proceeds go towards room rental and free summer events.
    • This event is open to all levels. Drop-ins are welcome and encouraged.
    • Photo credit: Nika Jin

Beginning Drop-in Lessons: October – December

Beginning Drop-in Swing Lessons

Come learn the basics of swing dancing in our drop-in classes before each dance. Lesson topics vary from dance to dance, but will always cover basic footwork and a couple of different moves.

Each lesson is an hour long and is designed to get you moving and on the dance floor.

Bring a partner or come by yourself; we rotate partners frequently during the lesson. You’re free to choose whether to lead or follow, regardless of gender.

Come join our community.

Lessons at OSU

Lessons Downtown

    • Venue: Odd Fellows Hall
    • Time: 7 – 8 p.m.
    • Cost: $7 – 10 per class (includes dance admission)

Check out our events page for upcoming dates.

FAQs

What should I wear?

Swing dancing is an athletic activity. Wear clothing and shoes that are comfortable to move in.

What should I bring?

We recommend bringing a water bottle, deodorant, and a heart full of silliness.

Photo credit: Philip Manijak

Swing Dance in Independence – September 8

Swing Dance in Independence

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Date Sunday, September 8
Lesson 7 – 8 p.m.
Dance 8 – 10 p.m.
Venue Maxine’s Ballroom
120 C St., Independence
Cover $5

This September, we’re carpooling up to Independence, Oregon for the fourth year in a row to host a dance. We’ll be sharing the wider culture of swing dancing with the folks of this town.

The format will be similar to our regular dances, with an hour-long beginner lesson followed by two hours of social dancing.

Schedule

6:20 p.m. Carpool to Independence

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Intro lesson taught

8:00 – 10:00 p.m. Dancing to DJed music by Corvallis Swing DJs

Venue

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Our friends at Maxine’s Ballroom have a beautiful space in what was once the historic Odd Fellows building.

From downtown Corvallis, Independence is just over a 30 minute drive to the north, through scenic Willamette Valley countryside.

The ballroom is located at 120 C St. in the heart of downtown Independence, across from Riverview Park.

Carpool Info

We will meet in downtown Corvallis at the parking lot next to the skate park, near the corner of 2nd and B streets. Carpools will leave at 6:20 p.m.

Notes

    • Dress: Nice
    • Capacity for this event is 49 people.

Swing Dancing at the Farmers’ Market

Dancing at the Saturday Farmers’ Market

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Dates Sept. 14, Oct. 12
Time 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (or later)
Where Corner of 1st & Monroe, in Corvallis
Cover Free!

Join us once per month for some swing dancing at the Corvallis Saturday Market. Enjoy the sunshine, music, fresh veggies, and get your dancing on!.

We’ll bring a speaker and DJ some swingin’ tunes.

Notes

  • This event is weather-dependent. Take a look outside before heading out.
  • Sunscreen and water bottles are suggested.
  • Check the Facebook group for updates.
  • Photo credit: Martin & Renee Norred

Lindy 1: Mondays, October 21 – November 18

Lindy 1: Beginning Lindy hop

Dates Mondays, Oct. 21 – Nov. 18
Lesson 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Practice 8:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Venue Odd Fellows Hall
Cost $45 (advanced), $50 (door)

This 5-week lesson series will cover basic 6 and 8-count footwork, swing-out, Lindy circle, turns and more. The goal is to get you comfortable and having fun on the dance floor.

Each week there will be an hour of instruction time and a half hour of practice time.

This class is all ages, individuals and partners welcome. Willingness to rotate partners and dance with different people in class is required.

Registration

For this series, you can pay $45 in advance or $50 at the door.


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Note

    • We have scholarships available if cost is an issue. Don’t hesitate to contact us.

Photo credit: Martin & Renee Norred, rabscuttle.com

Friday Swing Dance at OSU – October 11

Friday Swing Dance at OSU

Date Friday, October 11
Lesson 8 p.m.
Dance 9 – 11 p.m.
Venue OSU Women’s Building
Cover $5

Join us for our first Friday swing dance of the academic year.

The evening begins with an hour long introductory swing lesson, followed by two hours of social dancing.

Schedule

7:45 p.m. : Doors open

8 – 9 p.m. : Beginner swing lesson

9 – 11 p.m. : Dancing to DJed swing music

Notes

    • All ages and open to the public. Individuals and partners welcome.
    • Volunteer opportunities available.

Photo credit: Philip Manijak

Corvallis Swing Weekend – Jan. 31 – Feb. 2, 2020

Save the date! In celebration of our tenth anniversary, we’re hosting a weekend of live music and dancing.

Expect a heck of a party, with bands from around the valley, special guest DJs, evening and late night dances, and community activities.

Reservations

Advanced registration will be available in September.

Style Your Swing – Mondays, May 7 – Sept. 24

Style Your Swing

The following post is an archive of a past event from 2018.

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Dates Mondays, May 7 – Sept. 24
Lesson 7:30 – 8:15 p.m.
Practica 8:15 – 9:00 p.m.
Venue Odd Fellows Hall
Cover $5

We’re excited to bring back one of our favorite events from last summer! It’s part structured lesson, part guided practice, and a whole lot of dancing.

Join us on Monday evenings for a 45-minute lesson, followed by DJed music and guided practice. We’ll be running a number of mini-series throughout the spring and summer, at beginning and intermediate levels. Teachers will be available during the practica to give help and feedback as needed.

Some weeks, we’ll have two lessons in different rooms.

Evening Schedule

7:30 – 8:15 p.m. : Beginning and Intermediate lessons

8:15 – 9:00 p.m. : DJed music, dancing, and guided practice

Lesson Topics

Sept. 17 : Charleston (beginner) and Mixing 6 & 8 counts (intermediate)

Sept. 24 : 6-count Swing (beginner drop-in) and Hand-to-hand Charleston (intermediate)

Notes

    • Style Your Swing will run every Monday, May 7 – September 24, except Memorial Day and Labor Day.
    • This event is open to all levels. Drop-ins for beginner level lessons and the practica are welcome and encouraged.

National Dance Day – July 25, 2015

The following post is an archive of a past event from 2015.

Date Saturday, July 25, 2015
Time 10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Venue Corvallis Riverfront: 1st & Madison
Cover Free

Join us for a day-long celebration of dancing on the Corvallis riverfront. We've invited the greater Corvallis dance community to perform, teach, and share their styles of dance.

National Dance Day is an annual celebration designed to encourage Americans to embrace dance as a fun and positive way to maintain good health and prevent obesity, and to honor the benefits that dance brings to everybody.

Schedule

10:30 a.m.: Performance by Pu'uwai O Ke Kuawa (Heart of the Valley) Hula

11:00 a.m.: Performance by Pacific Tap Dance Company

11:45 a.m.: Performance and lesson by Mid-Valley Clogging Company

12:00 p.m.: Performance by Albany Oregon Folkdancers

12:30 p.m.: Lesson by Hoolyeh Folkdancers

1:00 p.m.: Cuban salsa lesson by Rumbanana

1:30 p.m.: Midday break

3:30 p.m.: African drumming with Drum-Atics

4:15 p.m.: Demonstration by OSU West Coast Swing Club

4:30 p.m.: Bellydance performance by Tribal Rising Dance

5:30 p.m.: Dancing by OSU Ballroom Dance Club

6:30 p.m.: Swing lesson with Lindsey and Ellen of Corvallis Swing Dance Society

7:00 p.m.: Swing dancing with Corvallis Swing DJs: Phil, Lindsey, and Eileen

9:00 p.m.: Blues dancing with OSU Blues DJ: Mark Mills

Notes

    • Dress: Comfortable
    • Suncreen and water bottles are recommended